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James Madison Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 514 students

 
 

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Posted December 15, 2010

I've had two kids go through this school. The teachers and office personnel are VERY nice (especially the office personnel!), and the kids are held to a high standard (i.e. no saggy pants, piercings, etc.) and I love that! I'm sorry to say though, that the kids are not expected to do much and even my son who puts minimal effort into his work can get high grades. The curriculum and expectations are WAY too easy - it's easy to see why FL has such a rotten reputation for it's education. Very low standards educationally are held here, IMO. I also don't like the block system - the teachers teach for a short time, then the kids have lots of "down time" to do their homework. I do love the people who work there, but I just wish they'd hold the kids to higher expectations educationally...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

Great school! Missed an A by 2 points! Great music and art program. Music teacher is exceptional and really has created a strong music program. He should apply for the State's Music Demonstration School program. The fields are in great shape and the envy of other schools. Block scheduling has been a strength, too.
—Submitted by an administrator


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

234 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 62%
Black 18%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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